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Dearest Tween,    It has been hard lately, hasn’t it? It seems like there are more disagreements and less patience by the day. You’ve gotten more sassy, and I’ve gotten more stubborn, and that combination has not been pretty. You are...
Help is supposed to make a job easier, but all moms know that letting kids help can make a job twice as hard!   Anyone else an OCD control freak like me? I sometimes feel like a complete nut because I...
Promposals. Have you heard of them? They’re opportunities for high schoolers to come up with elaborately creative ways of asking each other to prom and most likely record the event for viral posterity. Perhaps it is getting a bit...
Weight, our favorite subject— it's a complicated thing for almost all women. Most women, at one point or another, have struggled with their weight. My struggle started when I was 7-years-old. That’s right, SEVEN YEARS OLD. Do you want...
Can I let you in on a little secret? I don't like Valentine's Day. It's not a holiday my husband and I ever really celebrate. However, I do enjoy themed activities for kids, and a Valentine's theme is no...
Parents pick and choose their battles, and this Mama is not waging a war over screen time!     I’ve read the research. I know the cons. But dang it, I’m a working mom, and sometimes I use the iPad as a...
The year 2020 was a whole year of figure it out! We have learned to adapt, to compromise, to appreciate the smaller things in life. Some of us have learned to keep to ourselves, others have learned to stretch...
My family has always liked board games, but the pandemic has brought out a whole other side of things. As our other avenues for entertainment and interaction dwindled, our love for board games grew, and they’re now a daily...
We talk about Santa in our house kind of like most people talk about Daniel Tiger or the Little Mermaid. It’s always been that way. Our daughter has never believed in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc....
  To my dear Violet Faith, on your 5th birthday,   To say the past five years have been a wild ride would be an understatement. From the moment science confirmed you were joining this world, you have kept me on my...

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Branson, Missouri : A Quick Weekend Getaway

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  Looking for a last-minute getaway before school starts or a quick weekend adventure? Branson is a short drive from St. Louis, and an easy...